8 Oct 2019

Trainee Engineer

Job Description

Position title Trainee Engineer
Place of performance Garowe – Puntland, Somalia
Apply by 14/10/2019
Start date 15/10/2019
Duration up to 3 months (@26days/month)
Qualification Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering is required. and/or Certificate in AutoCAD certification OR Project Management certification (fPRINCE2 ® Foundation) is desirable..
Sector experience Minimum of 1 year of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience.
Geographical experience Minimum of 1 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
Language Fluency in English and Somali are essential.
Job description
CTG Overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
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Overview of position
The Trainee Engineer provides technical assistance & expertise with reference to the construction works as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality & consistency of work, for the A/M construction works.
Role objectives
General construction:
Implement work activities with the Senior Project Engineer & Project Engineer.
Take timely action to prevent potential delays &/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
Report & recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays &/or cost overruns to the Senior Project Engineer.
Provide supervision of project work progress & quality for on time project delivery.
Monitor contractor presence on the project site, including Bill of Quantities (BoQ) as per approved contract.
Provide data & information about project work to Senior Project Engineer (or Project Engineer) for reporting purposes.
Assist with weekly & monthly reporting with the Senior Project Engineer (or Project Engineer) detailing all project matters including quality, health & safety, environmental & financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations & any other matter as agreed with the Senior Project Engineer (or Project Engineer).
Design management:
Assist the Senior Project Engineer to outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary & final stages where applicable.
Assist the Senior Project Engineer to manage the design plan ensuring deliverable’s are available on time & to the required quality.
Prepare the BoQ for comment & approval by the Senior Project Engineer.
Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation & bid analysis where required.
Construction supervision:
As tasked by the Senior Project Engineer, supervise construction works & administer works execution as per the contractual provisions & the design specifications.
Ensure quantity/quality control & time schedule consistency.
Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications & inform promptly of eventual deviations.
Support the overall management of works implementation to ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget & to quality standards.
Provide regular supervision of the project work progress & quality for on time delivery.
Assist the Senior Project Engineer in the preparation of project/contracts related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stake holder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions & variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client handover documents & contracts closeout reports.
Oversee surveying works, engineering control of the works etc.
Knowledge management: 
Assist in providing training & technology transfer to national personnel & contractor’s personnel & advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices & appropriate health & safety standards during construction.
Contribute to the dissemination & sharing of best practices & lessons learned for development planning & knowledge building.
Expected output: 
The Trainee Engineer is responsible for keeping abreast of new developments in engineering.
Assist the Senior Project Engineer in the preparation of project/contracts related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stake holder meeting minutes, Engineer’s instructions & variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client handover documents & contracts closeout reports.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Senior Project Engineer.
Key competencies Essential qualification:
– A Degree in Civil Engineering is required.
Desirable qualification: 
– AutoCAD certification is desirable.
– Project Management certification (for example PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable).
Experience: 
Strong competency in AutoCAD.
Geographical experience: 
– Experience in Somalia is desirable.
Language:  
– Full working knowledge of English & Somali is essential.
– Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
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